The US Department of Justice will reportedly present its case against Google for the company’s alleged antitrust practices later this month…
Reports of the US Department of Justice readying antitrust action against Google date back to at least May. Prior to that, fifty state Attorney Generals announced an antitrust investigation into the search giant. Now, fresh reports state that the DOJ is going to move forward by the end of this month. The law enforcement agency will take action against Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
DOJ to Present Antitrust Case against Google Later this Month
Google will face a number of legal challenges for its search and advertising practices, according to news reports. And, it will happen sometime before the end of the month, or possibly later on this year. Regardless of the timing, it will certainly have large ramifications as to how the tech company handles its core businesses.
Currently, the specifics of the tentative cases aren’t known, including whether or not the states will either join in federal actions or file lawsuits on their own. However, there are rumors about the timing and strategy. Apparently, Attorney General William Barr is eager to announce the suit. Meanwhile, some career lawyers argue that this could backfire, given the short time frame, and benefit Google. The tech company only said that it will continue to “engage” with the investigations.